Expert Reveals That Prince Harry's Royal Rift Is Far From Over

Prince Harry's rift with the royal family continues to make headlines as the family has allegedly been at odds for years now (via the Mirror). 

Earlier this month, royal expert Duncan Larcombe revealed that Harry's feud with his brother, Prince William, is something that could haunt both of the royals if they don't figure out a way to mend fences.

Larcombe told OK! (via the Daily Star) that William has been working toward becoming the future king, but heading into the role while still having problems with Harry is something that will burden him, calling the situation a "constant strain." 

Meanwhile, the brothers have seemingly had plenty of chances to figure things out as Harry has returned to the U.K. twice in the past year for family events such as the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip and the unveiling of a statue in Princess Diana's honor at Kensington Palace.

However, Harry has seemingly not gotten any closer to repairing his relationship with William during those trips. Most recently, Harry made headlines when he requested police protection for himself and his family so that they could return to the U.K. for upcoming events like the memorial of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee.

However, Harry's requests were denied, and he claims that he doesn't feel safe without the proper security. Since Harry has chosen to skip the events, it could further damage his relationship with his family.

Royal experts weigh in on Prince Harry's decision to skip Prince Philip's memorial

Us Weekly reports that Prince Harry opting not to attend the memorial service for Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99, could cause some major problems within the royal family. Royal expert Robert Jobson said that Harry's decision not to return to the U.K. for the event is disappointing because there is no "serious reason why he can't be there." 

While Harry's concerns about security have been highly publicized, some believe that the prince could simply return home for the event without his wife, Meghan Markle, and their two children, Archie and Lilibet, as he's done in the past. Jobson went on to reveal that he considers Harry's absence from the memorial disrespectful after being "guided so well" by his late grandfather.

Meanwhile, royal author Ingrid Seward claims that Philip would be angry and disappointed by Harry's decision not to attend the event, per the Mirror. She added that Queen Elizabeth will be in attendance at the memorial, even though she's been suffering from health issues, and it will be hard on her to make the trip out. However, she will do so out of love and respect for her late husband.

It remains to be seen if Harry will come home for the queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration or if he'll opt to skip that important event as well.